WebSatchel makes mobile breakthrough
A year after launch WebSatchel brings its page saving service to mobile.
By: Nick Lambert
"The information that can be accessed on the internet is constantly changing," said Igor Kuzmin, Co-founder of WebSatchel and lead marketing specialist. "We wanted to make a way for people to be able to hold onto the information that they find while browsing the internet. That's the point of WebSatchel, to act like a personal knowledge base where users can save and store any information they deem important and always be able to access it. While this works great on desktop many people today tend to do most of their browsing on their phone. So, we have been hard at work figuring out a way to bring WebSatchel to the mobile."
The struggle lies in the fact that most mobile browsers don't support extensions. WebSatchel had to figure out a way to allow people to save pages short of creating their own browser. "Creating our own app, which would basically consist of being a browser with the WebSatchel save page functionality built-in is not a realistic option," said Kuzmin. "We can't expect our users to switch from using their preferred browser to ours simply so that they can start saving pages. While some people might be on board it doesn't seem like a worthwhile investment on our part since creating a browser was never the point."
Thus, instead of spending time creating a browser and competing against established giants like Chrome, Edge, and Firefox, the WebSatchel team did the next best thing: Got it working on the android mobile version of Firefox. Android users can now install WebSatchel directly onto their phone if they have the Firefox browser installed and save any page they are browsing by clicking on the 3 dots at the top right corner of the screen and selecting WebSatchel at the very bottom of the menu.
Kuzmin did say that this was just a preliminary step to bringing the WebSatchel page saving service to mobile. "We aren't stopping here. We have recently thought of a new approach to take which should solve the problem once and for all. We will make an announcement as soon as we are ready."
Get WebSatchel by visiting their website at www.websatchel.com